UPDATE: The show has now been canceled by Yahoo.
We are all familiar with Simon Cowell and the American Idol TV series that pretty much perpetually butchers pop music. Many will be surprised to hear that a new reality TV series called Ultimate DJ is currently in the works that focuses on finding the next big DJ superstar.
Yahoo! is now focusing all their attention on this new project with the combined efforts of Cowell's Syco Entertainment and Ultra Music. This is an interesting move by producers and it's anyone's guess as to how the show will perform. No word has been released as to who the judges will be, but it's being reported that Nervo, Giorgio Moroder and Steve Aoki all have been approached to get involved.
Viewers will vote for who they want to be eliminated via Tumblr and the winning DJ will get a recording contract with Ultra Music plus a headlining slot at an undisclosed music festival. Wow, this is getting a bit out of hand in my opinion.
This is no doubt another drastic move by the media to cash in on the EDM boom that has been happening in recent years. Many artists in the dance music community feel that the scene will soon crash and burn and it seems like this show will be a step toward that realization. Watch the parody video below which might accurately portray what the new show will be like. Yikes.